Kotaku writes: "At the Sony booth during E3 2009 I got a chance to become a part of something much bigger than myself, stepping into the shoes of a soldier in Zipper Interactive's MAG - Massive Action Game."
Everything seems to be holding up alright. The Lag Monster should be killed by the time of release,so i'll cross my fingers.
As long as the lag is fixed, it should be a solid title. I'm personally looking forward to it because of the strategy involved. You actually need to use teamwork and be strategic instead of just running in guns blazing.. woot!
Looks good, hopefully a demo soon.
I honestly don't see this title becoming triple A this year. Probably not even Double A, or else the E3 reports about this one would be flooding the net like others. An honest question here: Apart from Uncharted, which exclusive triple A (I grant this one will be) is scheduled for this year on PS3 in Occident?
It looks Generic. The name is generic. There is still time. Lets wait and see. edit- Aquanox, To be honest, as of right now, there only seems to be 2 Ps3 games i'll be renting. 1-Uncharted 2-Ratchet and Clank. I dont see anything else.
how many u had all year???
site I read so far that said there was lag. G4TV yesterday was saying there wasn't any lag.
"THE ULITMATE IN ONLINE SHOOTER EXPERIENCE" "MAG FOR THE 360 IS GAMING gOD!" "DEFINITELY THE GAME OF THE GALAXY!" "OUR GOTY FOR 2009, 10, 11, 12 & 13" "RATED 12/10 FROM EUROGAMER & KOTAKU" What other headlines can you guys think from Kotaku and the rest if this was a 360 exclusive. I can tell you for sure though, looking at the way the 360 fanbase are hyping Alan Wake's graphics to insanity, they would totally have lost their gaddamned minds if this was a 360 exclusive game.
Kotaku is a crappy site with no credibility. They can't even use the word Generic accurately. These are the same type of people who would not call Halo or Call of Duty generic, yet the shooting in MAG is only one part of the game (which looks like any other shooter like COD4 or Halo). 256 player online with a chain of command with each rank in the command having their own skills, objectives, abilities -- generic? Lol, I think not. And lag? Haha, they demonstrated it live on stage and at the show floor live on TV and it never had lag.
Interesting, then there goes Gears of War 2.
Agreed, the name still drives me crazy. It's like if they called Halo "Futuristic Alien Shooting Game," or if they called Modern Warfare 2... well, bad example.
go troll somewhere else. Btw PS3 already had 2 AAA exclusive titles this year according to your beloved metacritic, Killzone 2 and MLB The Show 09. And PS3 also had Infamous rated 86. Even playstation 2 had an exclusive AAA title this year with year with Persona 4. How many exclusives did 360 had so far rated above 85???
His whole problem is that he couldn't play a 250+ deathmatch, so hes calling the game "Generic"? What a C**k He probably was only playing a 100 player match
Ok so, Uncharted Ratchet & Clank MAG Is that it?
demon soul just list your aaa 09 games........cumon now....
Between now and Dec. -Fat Princess -Demon's Souls -Uncharted 2 -Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 -Ratchet & Clank: ACIT -MAG -EyePet Wow, when you add up the list. This is a slow holiday season. For the first time ever, I'm looking foward to the PSP games more than PS3 games. PSP List: -LBP -GT PSP -MGS: PW -Undead Knights -Jak & Daxter -Assassin's Creed Bloodlines -SOCOM FTB3 -Invizmals -Dissidia: FF -Motorstorm Arctic Edge -Resident Evil -MH Freedom Unite -Tekken 6 -Soul Caliber -Echochrono -Fat Princess -Unbound Saga -Rockband Unplugged -Silent Hill Shattered Memories
Has 360 even had an exclusive this year. 360 owners practically have to wait until November to play games! Is anything besides ODST even scheduled this year! I'm at a loss for how you could even speak like that! Really, is six AAA console exclusives not enough for one year? Better question, is Microsoft even going to have a AAA console exclusive this year?
And what the microsoft have? can you tell me? because only Halo: ODST comes to my mind and I think it's an expansion
i really don't see how 15 minutes of such a big game will give you the full experience of MAG. did he use team work and communication which the game is heavily surrounded? did he have a chance to upgrade or rank up and create his own kits to fully experience their perks? the lag? obviously the game is still being ironed out and i sure as hell commend zipper for at least running a game that stays lagless for the most part with real time dynamic maps, vehicles, and did i forget 256 players online? how the hell does gears of war or cod get away with lagfest online play when there's a substantial decrease in player count (gear = 5v5, cod = up to 18)? that's just messed up. i know i couldn't judge a game with only 15 minutes of play time. all metal gear games took me more than 15 minutes to actually start liking, bad company online was confusing for the first 5 or 6 rounds to me, warhawk was a pain in the ass to play the first time i tried, killzone 2 takes a while of adjustment to controls,etc. the gameplay looks like fun and i don't see what identity crisis this game is lacking. there hasn't been any other game lately that has 256 online play so i think that makes up for it's identity.
So the list remains unchanged. So interesting, I remember all those lists claiming victory, including God of War, Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5 and others. All we have now is Uncharted 2 and R&C as major releases. I will not add Sigma 2 because it's a port from a game that didn't do well last year. On Microsoft's side, from now until December we have the folloing major exclusive releases: Forza Motorsport 3 Splinter Cell ConViction Halo ODST Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony Add to that the incredible list of multiplatform games and that's a hell of a lineup for this year.
"Add to that the incredible list of multiplatform games and that's a hell of a lineup for this year. " So 360 owners can do that, but PS3 owners cannot? Is that what you are suggesting, or am I reading you wrong? Because as it stands, I'm looking at purchasing 20 titles between now and March. And none of those are PSN/XBL games. My poor wallet.
Since everyone is entitled to their opinion.. ill have to say: Forza 3 is an inferior version of GT. Splinter Cell Conviction is an inferior version of MGS4 from last year(I wonder why it went to the chopping block in the first place). Halo ODST is an inferior Halo3 (milked enough?). Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony is Infamous for the price of $15 and only 2-4 hours of gameplay. In addition, Sony spreads out their AAA such as Killzone 2, MLB the show 09, and Infamous. On the other hand, Xbox released um.... Velvet Assasin, Halo Wars, Ninja Blade, and Battlefield: Pacific. I must say those are all great AAA games im very jealous of. Just saying if you want to downplay Sony exclusives, its just as easy to downplay Xbox exclusives. Oh yah no more APB as well for Xbox which sucks. Great job for convincing me the Xbox is the future of next generation console. Maybe i should write this down on my Twitter account so everyone can view my opinion on XboxLive.
1.9 lol. dude, Gears of war was generic long before it had lag
Wow Lag makes generic now??? Every 360 game I played online at one time or another has lagged for me... that mean all 360 games are generic?? Kotaku are pure idiots who shouldn't review games. I'm sorry but with 256 players you expect teething problems in a demo/beta..
@1.19 - WOW the PS3's release list is much better, I didn't even know that there were only four games you could list. Anyway you missed Left4Dead 2. Personally from the 360 list I'm only looking forward to Splinter Cell, and I will probably get ODST, but I don't expect it to be great. Everything else is really crap, which is why (imo) MS has the worst lineup in the history of the 360 this year. PS3 lineup is pretty good, Ratchet & Clank is easily the best platforming game this generation (and yes I've played that crap SMG, and it sucks so bad, people who like this don't know what gaming is). White Knight Chronicles is also meant to be coming and Demon's Souls this year. Uncharted 2 = Amazing, simply nothing that can match that anywhere else, plus this time it has online and co-op so it will be better in every way. Also I may get Sigma 2, although I've already played NG2 on 360. But anyway PS3 lineup is easily the best this year, and it's what everyone said at the start of the year and it's true. This probably is the year of the PS3 (games-wise not sales-wise at current price).
Im amazed aquanox only has 58 people ignoring him, it should be on the hundreds
Ooo spoken like a true Kotaku editor.
This is not the only site that has said the game seems "meh". I am still very interested in this game but will there be an audience for this game when KZ2 has already established it's FPS following? Or has people already forgotten about KZ2?
I wasn't aware that Xbox Fanboys acknowledged the existence of Killzone 2. Usually they just stick their fingers in there ears and scream "LALALALA CAN'T HEAR YOU".
Call of duty is the most generic shooter around and its also the best. Nothing wrong with generic people. A game does not have to innovate in every single way to be fun to the people that likes those kinds of games.
This is a game that could be a big deal or a big flop. Im not sure which way its gonna go, but according to what i saw at e3 im not that impressed. Sorry.
SO I CAN PUNCH THEM IN THE MOUTH
Why - cause someone doesn't share the same opinion has yourself. Tyical Droid.
"Tyical Droid." The average intelligence of an xbox fanboy, presented to you by Mountain DEW!
Alan Wake looks better than anything they got and they didn't get their hand on Mass Effect. They get to use a copy me Wii-mote magic wand to wave at the screen, and they still got no price cut and the PS3 is still dead last. Killzone flopped on sales day and they lost 2009 when it was "supposed" to be the PS3's year... again. They still don't have cross game chat, custom soundtracks, exclusive dlc, and Blu-ray is taking a beating from Netflix. They still have to wait 6 monts to a year to get 360's sloppy seconds in games and DLC. Oh... and they are still waiting on games that seem to get pushed over and over. Playstation = dead last
Every PS3 FPS seems to be called generic. I hope lag isn't an issue in MAG, it looks promising.
It will be. Zipper is making it and every since Socom 2, they have been terrible. I am just glad they didnt make Socom. It would be a lot worse than it is now. I dont see why anyone was excited for this game. It is going to blow.
for who's first to go calling MW2 a generic game as well! I hope I will not die waiting! hmm...it can't be generic right? because it's CoD /s calling it generic when the major thing being offered is having a simultaneously 256 player warfare! stupid crapTAKU!!
there were quite a few games at E3 with lag. (yes, i was there, yes, I live here in LA). Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 had lag, but it still looked pretty good. They are not going to let laggy games come out and threaten their reputation again. I WOULD HOPE that they learned their lesson from HAZE, and SOCOM confrontation, that games need to be polished before launch. But maybe I'm just an optimistic monkey....
I was wondering why anyone wasn't talking about MAG cuz it is a big achievement by the Dev team...i guess the LAG monster will overshadow it...Too bad...
lets call everything generic modern warfare is so original... gaming journalism getting more retarted everyday. lemme guess they thought odst was innovative kotaku are just jackasses.
'Looking through the fact sheet for MAG reveals an interesting back story about a dark future in which Shadow Wars are fought between private military companies, but the game itself doesn't seem to reflect this. It feels like any other online multiplayer game. ' Story is very rarely told through the multiplayer, I doubt there's a singleplayer but Warhawk is a prime example, story seemed interesting but it wasn't in the multiplayer. I can understand where he's coming from, in the bit he saw there may not have been interesting backstory and I doubt there will be atleast in the multiplayer games. Look at COD 4 I found that generic with little setting itself apart but it was still fun, and I will be buying this much like COD 6.
256 players is soooo generic and last gen.
id much rather play uncharted 2s 5 0n 5. Sometimes more players isnt better, imagine playing basketball with 256 players, can you say clusterf***.
No. I'd much rather have a console I can have BOTH on. If I want small and tight action adventure 5v5 I got it; if I want tactical massive 128v128 slaughter house shooting, I got it. If I want something inbtw like 16v16, 20v20 or 30v30, I got it. That's what awesome online gaming is about.
Not true!!! If it were released on two discs, then it could be officially called last gen.
Kevnb, I see you would rather make comments than read about the game too. There wont be cluster****. I watched a 15 minute video on MAG yesterday and Zipper has a pretty good grip and vision on what they want all players to be doing when they play. You should watch it, quite informative.
they did the same thing with resistance, and I didn't like that multiplayer either. With uncharted 2 the devs just show it and let our jaws drop, no explanation needed.
even more generic than halo odst and 3-years old halo tech ? cant be kotaku
I wish Zipper would have made Socom and let somebody else do MAG, both probably turned out better.
this is bound to heat up soon... i'm staying out of it though cus at the end of the day, no matter what kotaku or any other site says (although some have been v possitive) i still can't wait to get my hands on this game
Chill guys it's only a generic preview from Kotaku... Let's move on.
Hey dude. WTF happened with your bubbles? someone hates you I guess. Here goes a bubble for you. Going back on topic: If MAG factions were teh green and teh aliens, shooting each other with pew pew weapons, and just 16x16 it would be called THE MOST INCREDIBLE MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE EVAR!! I love how people try to downplay the technical achievement of MAG. Not even on PC you find a game doing that much. This is an arcade war simulator :D, and looks better than some flagship title on the other console btw.
Here's from G4 of all places when asked what's the coolest: "This is actually really hard for me because any day I see Hideo Kojima...well, it's just hard to consider anything else cooler than that. Even so, I'm going to give it up for MAG. I finally got my hands on the game and I was, frankly, blown away. They pulled it off. Even though my squad was dealing with its own conflict on one side of the map, I felt like I was part of a larger battle. The gunplay is solid, feels crisp, and it was a smooth FPS experience. I'm still curious how it will do in the wild. Gamers at large aren't well known for organizing themselves properly, but hopefully the game will ship with enough community features to make playing with friends and skilled players a possibility. If you have a PS3, this is the exclusive multiplayer shooter that you're waiting for. "
So the gameplay is smooth, maybe a little too smooth because he could snipe while running, yet the game is laggy. Ooook..Not saying there is no lag in the game because it's probably there but sniping and lag don't go together..Just I thought. Maybe I didn't read it right. Hopefully things get ironed out before launch.
As long as the game releases nowhere in a 2month radius between Modern Warfare 2 it could be successful. Despite what you think about Modern Warfare2 it will absorb almost any hype in the FPS genre this Holiday. Only contender would be Halo3ODST because it is actually an FPS with Halo in it.
Yep. Everyone loves to hate on Call of Duty... but if a new FPS IP is released anytime close to CoD, it's going to get spanked. Not that sales matter, but this game needs a robust community.
Eh, most FPS titles can be called generic. It's the nuances that make them fun. I can't say I'm terribly interested in this title with MP Uncharted 2 and MW2 hitting this winter, but to knock an FPS for being an FPS, selectively overlooking all of its nuances, is a tad bit... stupid.
Is that the sole reason the game is recieveing so much attention is because of the player-count. And that focus is diminishing other factors that people tend to look for in other fps games. If the continue to focus soley on the player-count I think the game will ultimately lack the polish we're used to from other similar titles, like battlefield.
Good point Xi. That's one reason I dislike the media, there's really no way to be objective at all... but that's a whole 'nother argument ;-)
this opinon came from a game what doesnt come out for another 6 months and he only played 15 mins....
Could do a lot better with the help of Donnybrook. http://research.microsoft.c... http://www.youtube.com/watc... why the disagrees? Did you bother reading the publications or watching the video? It's technology that lets thousands of users in an FPS at the same time.
I've seen that tech and it sounds incredible. I think you will see MS have the patents on all that locked down and I believe the next Xbox will use it in some form. MS is just keeping that innovation in its back pocket for now.
lame. sounds amazing, but i think dedicated servers could do even better with it's netcode and this systems improvement to the netcode. just my opinion. also, this technology maybe in use not in our gaming generation, but in the next and sony and nintendo is most likely looking into this same kind of research.
the best part about a p2p is that the servers never have to shut down. I like dedicated servers and all for the stability, but it sucks when you want to play a game and they shut down all the servers. Not ot mention that dedicated servers are only stable if you have a good provider, otherwise it's worse then most p2p matches.
Generic?How about MW2? What is so special about that game? Why does nobody call it generic?
are we going to able to pilot the planes and helicopters in this game?
What did I say? I said it would be mediocre and generic. When am I ever wrong about games? If you want to know my predictions for future titles, just ask :)